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Bad Blogtober Girl - the Prize

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Now there must be more of you. Bad Blogtober Girls. I've been a Bad Blogtober Girl. I have LOOKED every day and I have ENJOYED every day. Does that count?

So I want to offer the Bad Blogtober Girl prize.

The GIVEAWAY This tea cosy for those who DON'T knit at all. And this book for those who DO knit.

And to enter. Jut let me know how BAD you've been. At anything at all really. Bad blogger. Bad cook. Bad gardener. Bad procrastinator. Bad student. Bad daughter. Bad lover. Bad Bad Bad! Will post anywhere.

For Chooks R Us - Life in the Dome

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Dear Ms Chooksrus,
I also have a collection of chooks. This lot came all the way from China. They seem very surprised in this photograph taken of them at home. Perhaps they were taken aback when they learned they were about to travel all the way to Australia. Now that they are here they look rather cross. I have chooks with attitude!




































And then there are all these other funny fellows wandering about the place. My mother would say they were 'dust collectors' if she were alive, but she's not so she won't.

Every chook has a heart - beating or no.

Nundle Woollen Mills

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Visit The Nundle Woollen Mills This 8 ply is PERFECT tea cosy wool.

It is pure wool.
It knits up strong.
It comes in FABULOUSLY vibrant colours.
It is inexpensive.
It felts great if you want it to.













I Knit - London - Wild Tea Cosies Launch

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Well thank you so much to Craig and Gerard at I Knit for taking care of things in London. What a treat. I am well chuffed. I reckon a party at their place would be one hell of a party. Sadly London isn't on the train line so...

I'm hoping some of my Australian in London friends will play perfect moles for me - attend - and tell me everything. In fact anyone at all who wants to attend and tell me everything - that would be grand.

Industrial Tea Cosies

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Now is that a name for book TWO? What about Urban Tea Cosies.

Remember this? Here is a bit more. What is it? Well it is a tea cosy of course! Not quite ready for show and tell yet. Just little peeks.

Saucy Socks

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All done and mooching up. Thank you to the foot actors Ali Foot and Ben Foot.

Interesting but NOT pleasing

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Ellen A showed me how to dye like this, one colour at a time. I love this method. There is much more control. But the devil made me finish with blue. I should not have added blue. Perhaps green or orange. The colours on their own make me dance. Together? Well - puke really.

I wonder what would happen if I dunked the whole lot in yellow again?

Wild Tea Cosies - Jumping for Joy

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Wild Tea Cosies is going for REPRINT!

Thank you thank you thank you. All the lovely bookstores that had the Wild Tea Cosy Display. Look what you did. You sent Wild Tea Cosies into reprint within 4 months of first release. There will be new stock in time for Christmas. Woo Hoo!!! I'm one very very happy published knitter. VERY happy. Jumping for Joy sort of happy.

Click on the picture for a better view.

Annie’s Books – Perigian, Sunshine Coast, Qld
Avid Reader West End, Brisbane, Qld
Book Bazaar, Umina, Central Coast, NSW
Better Read Than Dead Newtown, Sydney, NSW
Books in Print – Malvern, Melbourne, Vic
Berkelouw Books with 4 stores in Sydney and 1 in Eumundi, Qld
Books of Buderim – Buderim, Sunshine Coast, Qld
Chapters of Roma – Roma, Qld
Fullers Bookshop with 2 stores in Hobart and Launceston, Tas
Mary Martin Books with 2 stores in Melbourne
Next Chapter Books – 2 stores – Wahroonga and Warriewood, Sydney, NSW
Riverbend Books Bulimba, Brisbane, Qld
Rosetta Books, Maleny, Qld
Shearer’s Bo…

Mosaic Tea Cosies

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.... just because I learnt how to make mosaics in flickr today. Might just have to mosaic everything from now on.

Why would anyone visit your blog?

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My friend Steve has another friend Mary. Well Mary is sort of my friend too. But she was Steve's friend first - by miles. Anyway Mary said to Steve "Why would anyone visit your blog?" Mary is obviously not a blogger. But we can forgive her that. And we can thank her for this beautiful Ode to Knitting (and to knitting friends) being posted and welcome my friend Steve to the land of blogging and writing and being loved and adored by complete strangers.

Go there and have a read and don't forget to tell Steve The New Blogger you've been there.









Yes! That is my Coral Fantasy. The tea cosy on the head thing? It's a Y chromosome thing.

Wild Tea Cosy - First Appearance

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This little crocheted beauty is making her first appearance. Take a bow girl. She needs a name.

A name. A name. What do you think? Any suggestions?

Feller's Festive Feet

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Festive Feet

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There are not enough socks in the world.

Grevillea knitii - Knitted Spider Flower

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Look what I found in the garden this morning! A new variety of Grevillea! Grevillea knitii. Knitted Spider Flower.

Do you think I could knit these?

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If I'm going to post every day for Blogtoberfest I might just have to show you round my other passion - the garden - inhabited by these little lovelies now the weather is warmer. Photos taken in the last 2 weeks. Click on photo to see him in all his brilliance.










This feller just would not show his face to the camera.